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  • Originally posted by paddysr View Post
    They are completely out of touch. Did you see the video of Owen Jones talking to people at the conference?
    Hard to spot any people at that conference, even maybot didnt fill the hall.
    "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

    Justin Welby

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    • Originally posted by raefil View Post
      Hard to spot any people at that conference, even maybot didnt fill the hall.
      https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...59780427477483

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      • Ha, first time ive seen that, how embarrassing for the tories
        "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

        Justin Welby

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        • Originally posted by raefil View Post
          Hard to spot any people at that conference, even maybot didnt fill the hall.
          Hey Philly leave Maybot alone, used watch my mum dancing like that in her 70's and having the time of her life, happy memories.
          There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

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          • Originally posted by raefil View Post
            Ha, first time ive seen that, how embarrassing for the tories
            They couldn't have made themselves look more idiotic if they'd planned it....utterly embarrassing

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            • Meanwhile, Michael Gove wants the poor to scavenge for things they want at the rubbish tip.

              Rather ironic, given the video that has emerged showing him as a young reporter looking through David Attenborough’s rubbish looking to find something that would discredit his environmentalist credentials.


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              • Originally posted by wld View Post
                Meanwhile, Michael Gove wants the poor to scavenge for things they want at the rubbish tip.

                Rather ironic, given the video that has emerged showing him as a young reporter looking through David Attenborough’s rubbish looking to find something that would discredit his environmentalist credentials.


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                "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

                Justin Welby

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                • The IMF did a health check on the wealth of 31 nations. It found almost £1tn had been wiped off the wealth of the UK’s public sector since 2008

                  – equivalent to 50% of GDP –

                  putting it in the second weakest position, with only Portugal in a worse state.



                  UK public finances are among weakest in the world, IMF says


                  Health check shows almost £1tn wiped off wealth of public sector since 2008 crash

                  Britain’s public finances are among the weakest in the world following the 2008 financial crash, according to a fresh assessment of government assets and liabilities by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

                  The Washington-based lender said a health check on the wealth of 31 nations found almost £1tn had been wiped off the wealth of the UK’s public sector – equivalent to 50% of GDP – putting it in the second weakest position, with only Portugal in a worse state.

                  In calculations that combine measures of wealth and stress tests that mimic those applied to the banking sector, the IMF said the bailout of UK banks and the growth of Britain’s public sector pension liabilities were significant factors in the UK’s low ranking.

                  The tests are an effort by the IMF to show the balance of assets and liabilities in relation to a nation’s overall income to judge how well governments are prepared for economic shocks.

                  Norway ranked as the most secure nation with a war chest built on its publicly held oil wealth, in contrast to the UK, which allowed private sector companies to extract North Sea oil reserves and spent the tax revenues during the 1980s and 1990s.

                  The Gambia, Uganda and Kenya rank above the UK because while they have smaller assets and liabilities than Britain, they have a higher net wealth relative to GDP.

                  Cruder measures taking a snapshot of a country’s assets and liabilities showed Italy and Greece, which were excluded from the broader tests, fared worse than the UK. Barbados was another country with a lower rating. But most other countries were in a better position relative to their national income, the IMF said.

                  Like most countries in the index, including the US, the UK has done more to sell off public assets and consequently reduce the possible income from assets that could offset demands on the public purse.

                  The report said: “The United Kingdom balance sheet expanded massively during the crisis. Most of the expansion in the balance sheet was the result of large-scale financial sector rescue operations that resulted in reclassification of the rescued private banks into the public sector. [This] increased (non–central bank) public financial corporation liabilities from zero in 2007 to 189% of GDP in 2008, with similar [falls] in financial assets.”

                  The IMF said the UK was investigating ways to generate more income from government assets, though these are expected to be limited compared with the reduction in oil income and the cost of bank rescues.
                  https://www.theguardian.com/society/...world-imf-says
                  "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

                  Justin Welby

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                  • "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

                    Justin Welby

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                    • Mark is often a very angry guy

                      This is as angry as ive ever seen him, a righteous anger, i might add.



                      NSFW
                      "The gig economy is nothing new, its simply the reincarnation of an ancient evil."

                      Justin Welby

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                      • Originally posted by raefil View Post
                        The IMF did a health check on the wealth of 31 nations. It found almost £1tn had been wiped off the wealth of the UK’s public sector since 2008

                        – equivalent to 50% of GDP –

                        putting it in the second weakest position, with only Portugal in a worse state.



                        UK public finances are among weakest in the world, IMF says


                        Health check shows almost £1tn wiped off wealth of public sector since 2008 crash



                        https://www.theguardian.com/society/...world-imf-says



                        Great advertisement for privatisation eh?
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                        • Originally posted by Liberation View Post
                          Great advertisement for privatisation eh?
                          True. We’d have been weakest in the universe otherwise

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                          • Originally posted by jakehake View Post
                            True. We’d have been weakest in the universe otherwise
                            So you'd advocate selling off all your National treasures rather than investing in them would you?..... Stupid question, of course you would...You're either on the wind up or a money grabbing lost cause Jake.
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                            • Originally posted by Liberation View Post
                              So you'd advocate selling off all your National treasures rather than investing in them would you?..... Stupid question, of course you would...You're either on the wind up or a money grabbing lost cause Jake.
                              "National treasure" is a bit of an a) emotive and b) catch all that doesn't actually suit the rhetoric. Much like the Labour/Tory, EU/Austerity battle lines where nothing is as it seems Private/Public ownership is another one that can't be simplified to all or nothing. There are examples in both of how things can be done well and how things can be done absolutely shit. Shoving them all one way or another isn't the solution

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                              • Originally posted by jakehake View Post
                                "National treasure" is a bit of an a) emotive and b) catch all that doesn't actually suit the rhetoric. Much like the Labour/Tory, EU/Austerity battle lines where nothing is as it seems Private/Public ownership is another one that can't be simplified to all or nothing. There are examples in both of how things can be done well and how things can be done absolutely shit. Shoving them all one way or another isn't the solution

                                You should take up politics..... You've made a speech there and said absolutely nothing ......


                                I don't think that you'll deny that we should have invested in some industries but flogged them off as an easy, quick buck option instead ...and now we are a financial / service industry nation that's very dependent on " markets " which are contolled by the whims of money men....
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